True to its recently announced “Dream Big” master plan, the Utica Zoo is moving forward on several projects that will enhance its services and habitats for years to come. As a long-time Zoo partner, The Community Foundation lead the way on support for two of the organization’s recent major projects.
First, in 2015, the Zoo renovated its animal quarantine, as well as its infirmary and animal holding center. And last year; a primate campaign was launched to replace a century-old facility with a more natural habitat for the Zoo’s gibbons, spider monkeys, tamarins and tegus. The Community Foundation’s investment in these projects totaled more than $200,000, including support from the Ronald & Sheila Cuccaro Family Fund.
The Utica Zoo is prized by many of The Community Founation’s donors, especially Joan M. Sinnott, creator of the Sinnott Endowment Fund for the Utica Zoo. Her generosity is helping the Zoo build financial self-sufficiency, allowing it to remain a community treasure enjoyed by future generations.
Here’s a look at some of the other exciting projects our donor-advised funds have helped to support at the Utica Zoo.